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Glen Wagstaff & the Symposium Jazz Orchestra, Album Launch


Fri 21 Aug 2015, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50 ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Concession: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
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Join some of New Zealand's finest musicians for an evening of original music composed and arranged by Glen Wagstaff. This concert will celebrate the launch of Glen's debut album with the acclaimed 'Symposium Jazz Orchestra' recorded in December 2014 at Orange Studio in Christchurch, and made possible through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Glen Wagstaff is a US born composer, guitarist and graduate of the CPIT MusicArts School. During his time studying, he was introduced to the music of Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue and Kenny Wheeler and discovered a love for composing particularly in a large ensemble setting. Blurring the lines between genres, Glen's music is a refreshing mix of modern jazz, classical and world music with an emphasis on improvisation. The pieces include a balance of simple, evocative melodies, to intricate orchestration, both dark and expressive.

The Symposium Jazz Orchestra is comprised of faculty and graduates of the CPIT MusicArts School, members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, NZ Army Band, and other professional musicians based in Christchurch. The group was established in 2009 by Tom Rainey and has since been a headline performer at several Christchurch festivals.

Don't miss this special opportunity to see the end result of a musical project that has been years in the making.

Special Guest Feature Roger Manins

Conducted by Tom Rainey

Rhythm Section
Michael Story - Bass
Michael Thompson - Drums
Darren Pickering - Piano
Tim Sellars - Percussion
Glen Wagstaff - Guitar

Tamara Smith - Flute
George Cook - Alto
Sam Jones - Alto
Chris Burke - Tenor
Jimmy Rainey - Tenor
Lana Law - Baritone

Aaron Chandler
David Wallace
Chris Petch
Joe Thomas

Iain McLachlan
Cameron Pearce
Tyme Marsters
Greg Knowles

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